13 Apr '12, 4pm

VantagePoint Capital Challenged in VC Fund Raising, Staff Moves: VantagePoint Capital Partners has been one of...

VantagePoint Capital Challenged in VC Fund Raising, Staff Moves: VantagePoint Capital Partners has been one of...

VantagePoint Capital Partners has been one of the premier brands in cleantech VC. The firm has deployed billions of dollars in cleantech investments, with at least a few high-profile exits, including Tesla Motors . The venture firm has amassed a cleantech portfolio of more than 25 startups, including CSP solar firm BrightSource Energy , which unfortunately just pulled its IPO on Wednesday night. One would assume that a firm of this import would be able to continue to raise capital from limited partners and to maintain a steady set of partners. We've written about the firm's lead partner and founder, Alan Salzman , a number of times. It's no secret that he's opinionated and passionate about cleantech. But we've learned from sources close to the firm that the venture firm is having some difficulties in closing its next fund, despite being described by an insider as "a fundra...

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